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A Steam Tram at Heywood, Middleton in Greater Manchester.


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Until I read the February 1963 edition of 'The Railway Magazine', I had no idea that steam trams served boroughs in the Manchester conurbation. .........

 

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/05/29/a-steam-tram-at-heywood-middleton-manchester-uk

 

John R. Prentice says that "the Manchester, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham Steam Tramways Co. Ltd. (MBRO, founded c.1883) became the second largest steam tramway operator in Britain with over 90 tram engines, 80 double-deck passenger trailers and 30 miles of routes. Of all these, two-thirds of stock and track were narrow gauge (3ft 6ins), including the section between Bury and Rochdale, through Heywood.

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Chapter 11 of volume 3 of 'A History of the British Steam Tram' by David Gladwin has 8 pages about the Heywood Corporation Tramways, illustrated with ten photographs, including the lower of the two in the article, linked above.

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On 19/06/2021 at 23:31, 25901 said:

Yes, Rochdale had steam trams and I believe one of them still exists but in a stored / unrestored state

Very unrestored state.  Unless there is more of it out of public view there is just a pile of parts at the end of one of Crich's running sheds, no admittance.

 

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6 hours ago, wagonbasher said:

Very unrestored state.  Unless there is more of it out of public view there is just a pile of parts at the end of one of Crich's running sheds, no admittance.

 

Andy

 

Didn’t help being stored for too many years in the open at Dinting

In better days and at Dinting

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